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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, ID

April 4, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.

Idaho at 8:45 a.m.

BALLOT INITIATIVES

BOISE _ Gov. Brad Little will consider two pieces of legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot. Following a public outcry, the Senate voted 20-15 to approve legislation Wednesday softening requirements of another ballot initiative bill. Both bills have now passed both chambers. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 600 words.

MEDICAID EXPANSION-IDAHO

BOISE _ A House committee on Wednesday voted to send a compromise Idaho Medicaid expansion bill with mandatory work requirements to the full House for amending. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 530 words.

MCCALL HOME EXPLOSION-CAUSE

BOISE _ Idaho state fire investigators say a teen girl who was badly injured in a home explosion told a guardian that she smelled gas the day before the explosion, but the adult disregarded the warning and instead blamed the smell on dirty laundry. SENT: 415 words.

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